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Herr Lehmann (2003)

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Ulmen ...
Detlev Buck ...
Karl
Katja Danowski ...
Katrin
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Kristall-Rainer
Annika Kuhl ...
Heidi
Hartmut Lange ...
Erwin
Martin Olbertz ...
Marco
Uwe Dag Berlin ...
Jürgen (as Uwe-Dag Berlin)
Michael Beck ...
Klaus
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Der Trinker
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Kiffer
Tim Fischer ...
Karsten Speck ...
Die Lederuschi
Margit Bendokat ...
Johann Adam Oest ...
Vater Lehmann (as Adam Oest)
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In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called 'Herr Lehmann' by friends and patrons. He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36 and lazily pursues an affair with cook Katrin. His lifestyle is gradually disturbed, when his parents show up for a visit, things go awry with Katrin and his best friend Karl starts to act strange. Meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

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2 October 2003 (Germany)  »

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Trivia

Christian Ulmen had to go to nine casting sessions before landing the role of Lehmann. See more »

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The amount of wine in the glasses during the dinner with the parents. See more »

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The opening titles are projected on the bodies of guests to the pub where Lehmann works. See more »

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References Sun Alley (1999) See more »

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The HIV Song
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Great German movie for 2003. Big Beck's Support !
8 October 2003 | by (HH-City, Germany) – See all my reviews

The film opens with a great and also very funny scene. The drunken and tired Herr Lehmann walks down the streets to reach his apartment. Finally he sees himself confronted with an awful dog!

He grabs into his pockets and finds some booze. In the end both are more or less drunken, Lehmann and the dog.

Two police officers drive by and wonder about this strange event...

This film has everything you can laugh, cry or cheer about and in the end the Berlin Wall is teared down, too.

Go and see it.


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